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Year at UW: Fourth

Hometown: Seattle

Gender: female

About me: Hi! I'm Rachel, a UW College Honors student graduating in 2016 who wishes she could major in everything! Instead of everything, however, I decided upon environmental science (after much, much, much deliberation). Being a student at UW gives you instant access to an incredible wealth of resources, and I've found that so much of my education here has been from outside of the classroom. I've had a blast working with Students Expressing Environmental Dedication (SEED) in my freshman year, as well as trying out classes that had little to do with my intended major (psychology, bilingualism, philosophy of gender, and more). This year you might also see me around campus, giving prospective students and other visitors campus tours. Ask me about sustainability at UW, theatre opportunities, dance (all kinds!), living in the residence halls, choosing a major, Dawg Daze, working on and off campus, studying languages (especially Korean), leadership opportunities, or anything else that you want to know!

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Email: rdec@uw.edu


General area(s) of study: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Current or intended majors: Environmental Science & Resource Management

Current or intended minors: Environmental Studies

Housing Experience

  • Honors Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing


Study Abroad: South Korea (Yonsei University)

Research: Bigleaf Maple decline in Western WA (Environmental Science & Resource Management Capstone)

Volunteering/Service: Pipeline Project, Volunteer Chore Services

Leadership: Students Expressing Environmental Dedication (SEED), Dawg Daze, Husky Leadership Initiative, UW Stage Notes

Departmental Honors: Environmental Science & Resource Management

Clubs/RSOs: Students Expressing Environmental Dedication (SEED), UW Stage Notes, Salsa Club/Team, Unleashed! A Cappella

Internships: Environmental (Consulting) Internships

Campus Jobs: HFS jobs, Husky Grind, Campus Tour Guide

Scholarships: School of Environmental & Forest Sciences Merit Scholarship, Honors Scholarships